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Saint Anthony Abbot and Donor

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In grisaille & gold, leaded edges & center vertical strip. Kneeling figure at cloth-covered prie-dieu with book. Standing St. Anthony the Abbot with staff & bell, and pig. Paved ground, paneled wall, landscape with river above; arabesques in upper corners


Passsed from Grosvenor Thomas, London, to Roy Grosvenor Thomas (b.1885), New York; until 1927, remained with Thomas. Mrs. Charles Hofer (b.1859), Cincinnati, OH [see note 1]; to her son, Philip Hofer (b.1898–d.1984), Cambridge, MA; 1956, gift of Philip Hofer to the MFA. NOTES: [1] Provenance information prior to Philip Hofer from Timothy Husband, Timothy. Stained Glass before 1700 in American Collections: Silver-Stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels (Coprus Vitrearum Checklist IV). Studies in the History of Art, vol. 39. Hanover and London: National Gallery of Art, Washington; distributed by the University Press of New England, 1991, p. 99.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.

Southern Netherlandish, Renaissance, about 1520

Place of Manufacture

The Netherlands


Overall: 29.2 x 36.8cm (11 1/2 x 14 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stained glass; white glass and silver stain